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The Essential Cross Body

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

striped tee, pleated leather skirt, india hicks crossbody — via @TheFoxandShe

Ever since moving to Chicago, I’ve noticed that the only purses that get used on a regular basis are my cross body bags. I think it’s because we walk nearly everywhere and trying to keep a bag balanced on my shoulder gets annoying. Plus, when it gets really cold out, I need my hands to be in my pockets, not holding a bag!

This cross body bag with interchangeable insider from India Hicks is a new favorite of mine. It’s simple and classic and comes in several different colors — the wine-colored version is my second favorite. The leather is beautiful, soft and high-quality which means this piece will last a long time! I also love the special details on the Maddison May bag, like the little cut out part on the top! You can pick which color of insider you want or get a couple of different ones to switch them out for a totally new look each time.

While it goes with everything in my closet, I recently wore it with this striped shirt with suede shoulder patches and a faux leather pleated skirt for a casual-chic look that’s perfect from day to night!

You also might remember this post on the India Hicks’ Duchess of Windsor bag. I’m obsessed with it and if you’re looking for a new bag for work that holds a laptop, you better add this to your list!

*This post was sponsored by Beth Pearlman, Senior Style Ambassador, India Hicks, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make The Fox & She possible!